Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying a man who allegedly robbed a sleeping passenger on the F train earlier this year.
Authorities say the victim, a 30-year-old man, was asleep on the F train at the Avenue X station on February 14, between 2am and 4am, when his wallet, watch, and $40 in cash were stolen. His wallet also contained credit and debit cards, police say.
At 4:11am that morning, a suspect, depicted in a surveillance photo provided by the NYPD, used the victim’s debit card to try and withdraw money from an ATM at the Astoria Federal Bank located at 489 Neptune Avenue, according to police.
Authorities describe the suspect as a white man, between 40 and 50 years old, five feet, eight inches tall, 200 pounds, last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a beige coat, blue jeans and yellow work boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.